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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a California girl. I love wake-boarding, hiking and camping. I like cats and hangin' with my friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Heather, I study psychology. I work as a receptionist at a Life Insurance Company and I'm getting another job as a lifeguad. I plan to move to Utah with my husband and attend BYU, because it has always been a dream of mine. I'm a real outdoorsy kind of girl. I love hiking, wakeboarding, fishing and camping. of course I love to get girly too, I enjoy papmering myself and painting my toes and I'm a dancin' fool!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS household because my moms' side of the family are all Mormon, but when I was 13 I moved in with my dad. While I was in high school I didn't have a lot of structure in my life, and because of that I got into some things that I'm not proud of. When I moved back in with my mom I thought it would just be a free place to live while I went to college. The next thing I knew I was being taught by the sister missionaries and becoming very connected to the church. Soon after that the sister missionaries were suggesting that I go to the young single adult ward to make new friends. I was uneasy about it at first because I didnt want to be judged by my peers. I was having a hard time forgiving myself for the things I had been through and my Bishop reminded me that anything I had done has already been forgiven by my Savior's attoning sacrifice. Eventually, a girl from the singles ward came to visit and fellowship me. She made me realize that the people I go to church with aren't perfect or intimidating at all. Everyone in the church is so loving, I remember being pleasantly surprised. I'm so happy that I'm a part of such a welcoming religion. I'm always learning more about the Lord, and the power of His love. My faith grows daily; and I know that the challenges I've been through have made me a stronger individual and perhaps a more relatable person to thse investigating the LDS church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by visiting other people in the ward and attending all of my church meetings. I read the Book of Mormon often and pray constantly. I take the sacrament every week to remember the sacrifice our savior Jesus Christ made for all of us. I try to keep my body clean by respecting myself. I also like to attend other church activities like family home evening, firesides, and hanging with the Elders. Being enthusiasically involved in my faith has drastically helped me make righteous desicions. I'm nowhere near perfect but I do my best to set a good example.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

My dad always claims that any religon is a cult and as a matter of fact i did too. Many people think Mormonism is a cult becasue we used to practice polygamy and we donate a tenth of our income to our church. What people don't know is that many men were slaughtered durring that time and women and children had no one to take care of them, and when we pay money it goes to charity efforts worldwide. It's The main reason why people have this skewed view of religon is from a lack of knowledge about any certian faith (the History Channel isn't a reliable source of information). Show more Show less